The most reliable fructose malabsorption test is a breath test. The test involves eating fructose and then breathing into a tube. If hydrogen or methane levels are elevated in the breath, it indicates that the fructose was not digested and absorbed, being fermented by bacteria instead, resulting in lots of gas, bloating & discomfort.
High Fructose foods include:
- apples, cherries, grapes, mangoes, pears, & watermelon
- all dried fruit, canned fruit & fruit juice
- asparagus, artichoke, sugar snap peas
- agave, honey & high-fructose corn syrup, maple-flavoured syrup, molasses
- Palm or coconut sugar
For assistance with improving your gut health call Sunshine Coast Nutritionist Karen Emans on 0408748532